Fox News’s New Ad Sales Chief Spent 22 Years at NBC

By Chris Ariens 

Fox News Channel has hired a new president of sales, Adweek reports.

Marianne Gambelli takes over for Paul Rittenberg who resigned last month. Gambelli, who starts May 22, joins from Horizon Media where she was chief investment officer. She joined the company in 2012 from NBCUniversal, where she spent 22 years, most recently as President of Sales and Marketing.

“We are delighted to add Marianne to our executive management team,” said Fox News executive chairman Rupert Murdoch. “Her reputation for client management, along with her ability to monetize investments, seek out new and emerging technologies and create innovative media partnerships has made her a leader in the industry.”

“I’m proud to be representing the powerful Fox News brand and I am beyond excited to lead a very talented sales team to capitalize on this new era in news,” said Gambelli in a statement.